Dumped animals pollute creek

Colac Otway Shire Council is calling for residents to report illegal animal carcass dumping, after an offender left a boar in a creek at Barongarook West, just days after a dumping of foxes and deer in the same area.

Offenders are continuing to dump animal carcasses in a creek at Barongarook West, with Colac Otway Shire Council warning that people caught could face thousands of dollars in fines.

The council’s environment and community safety manager Stewart Anderson said residents in the Forans Road area had complained to the council about dead animals dumped in a nearby creek.

“Council reported the offences to the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority and in response to the concerns of our residents, sent a work crew with a backhoe to remove about 20 foxes and a deer from the creek earlier this month,” Mr Anderson said.

“We returned to check the area this week and found a wild pig carcass had been dumped.

“Our community shouldn’t accept this behaviour and council staff shouldn’t have to clean up carcasses and other rubbish that offenders have dumped.

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One Response to “Dumped animals pollute creek”

  1. Lawrence

    There is something morally and mentally deficient with people who dump dead animals in a creek.